Footballguys Staff Bio: Matt Waldman
Birthplace: Westover AFB, home of the B-52 and the Hercules.
Education: University of Georgia, BA English '96
Occupation: Creator of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio and Footballguys Sr. Staff Writer
Family: Yep. They're great.
Years playing fantasy football: Let's put it this way, Jerry Rice, Terrell Davis, and Ricky Watters were my first three picks in my fantasy draft.
Favorite FF smack talk: (Points to the scoreboard)
Years writing about fantasy football: I wrote a guest article for Footballguys in 2001, but I decided to take the plunge in 2004.
Favorite FBG feature: Jene Bramel's Inside the Injury series. Why? Bramel possesses a cross section of knowledge few football fans possess about injuries and defensive talent.
Organized football experience: I have organized a lifetime of football games.
Favorite NFL team: Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs. It's a long story.
Favorite college team: None.
Favorite fan moment: That split-second before Jeremiah Castille stripped Earnest Byner.
Favorite player of all time: Earnest Byner edges Steve McNair by a yard. Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, and Nick Chubb are current faves.
NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: Overtime - the one aspect of the game college football got right.
Favorite movie(s): Million Dollar Baby and Jaws.
Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Why, are you planning to buy me some tunes? My tastes are eclectic, but my roots are jazz, blues, and R&B: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy, SRV, Ray Charles, Tower of Power, and James Brown.
What I read: It would be better to ask me what I don't like to read.
Favorite TV show(s): American Gods. The Wire. King of the Hill.
Least favorite household chore: My wife and I have agreed that I won't pick up a hammer as long as she doesn't use the stove.
Dream job: Jazz saxophonist, NFL running back, novelist, and great white shark researcher. One of these will be happening within the next 10 years.
Quote: "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson
Parting thoughts: Stretch: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
What is the Rookie Scouting Portfolio?: Right this way: https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2019/04/01/the-2019-rookie-scouting-portfolio-is-ready-for-download/